Adel Taarabt makes Zenit player look like an idiot with brutal nutmeg during Benfica vs Zenit in the Champions League.
Moroccan winger Adel Taarabt was once a top prospect in the Premier League. Many assumed that he would soon climb the ranks to become a world class player. Instead however, his career has regressed and he eventually became football’s forgotten man.
Despite all his talents, he never fulfilled his potential and has since become a reserve player for Portuguese side Benfica. However, since Bruno Lage’s appointment as head coach in January, Taarabt has been on the comeback trail.
Since his regular involvement with the first team, Taarabt has shown glimpses of the player many knew he could become and in the 3-0 win over Zenit, he demonstrated perfectly why he was rated so highly during his time in the Premier League.
Adel Taarabt makes Zenit player look like an idiot with brutal nutmeg
Russian International, Aleksandr Yerokhin, is a giant of a man at 6’5. However, his huge giant of a man that could split Adel Taarabt in half if he so much as collided with him was made a fool out of when Taarabt placed the ball between his legs before escaping the clutches of the Russian who made one last attempt to grab him.
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Despite the hammering, Benfica failed to qualify for the Champions League knock out stages. However, the win ensured their qualification to the Europa League round of 32 while Zenit were knocked out of Europe.
As far as Adel Taarabt is concerned, it is pleasing to see him continuing with his policy of making a fool out of the other players. He will now take his bag of tricks to the Europa League where Benfica will look to secure a Champions League spot by winning the competition.
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